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Kayla Mueller's handwritten letter to her family while she was held captive by ISIS in Syria

Updated Oct 28, 2019 at 12:05 PM EST

Kayla Mueller, a 26-year-old American aid worker, was captured in August 2013 by ISIS outside of a hospital in Aleppo, Syria. She was held hostage and was confirmed dead in February 2015 after ISIS sent pictures of her body to her family. The Muellers released a copy of a handwritten letter that Kayla wrote while in captivity. Below is a copy of the letter, followed by the transcribed version. 

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Kayla Mueller, a 26-year-old American aid worker, was captured in August 2013 by ISIS outside of a hospital in Aleppo, Syria. She was held hostage and was confirmed dead in February 2015 after ISIS sent pictures of her body to her family. The Muellers released a copy of a handwritten letter that Kayla wrote while in captivity. Below is a copy of the letter, followed by the transcribed version.